I am Noel Franklin. Glad you asked! I am a cartoonist, illustrator, poet and grant writer. I primarily create short pieces of comic journalism and autobiographical stories. Nonfiction is mostly my thing, though I do enjoy an excursion into dark folk tales every now and then. I’m from Seattle, and I used to draw for the local entertainment newspapers there…Read More →

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Invisible illness affects a number of artists living in our community. Its important to understand the way chronic illness can impact those around you and to not be a jerk…Read More →

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My name is Emilie McGowan and I make art in Tucson, Arizona. I tend to draw mostly pen and ink, but enjoy branching out and playing with oil paints and sculpture as well…Read More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – I can’t help noticing that it seems like a lot of people I know have been down in the dumps lately. So many of the artists in my life seem overworked, underwaged, always tired, &/or battling the beasts of self-doubt and dejection. As aRead More →

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Who are you and what do you do? Ashley Macias, a fine artist currently residing in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. My work is overall Surreal-Psychedelic and sometimes includes a mixture of Abstract-Organic elements. I primarily create illustrative, organic imagery and colorful, fluid paintings that are more than meets the eye. My workRead More →

Who are you and what do you do? Daisy Fromkin- I am a photographer, a teacher, a writer, and jack of many trades, but master of none. How did you get your start? My father bought me a camera when I was in 2nd grade, it just went from there.Read More →

Who are you and what do you do? Tara Logsdon and I create socially-enlightened art installations using teddy bears. How did you get your start? I ran a stuffed animal hospital at age 5 out of my bedroom closet and it all kinda snowballed from there. What inspires you? Vibration,Read More →

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Rossitza Todorova and I am an artist. Drawing is my primary art medium with which I create works on paper, installations, and artist books. In my work, I explore the relationship between place and memory creating landscapes that captureRead More →

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Who are you and what do you do? I am a follower of Jesus, clothed as an artist, working in pastels and now oils. A member of the Arizona Pastel Artists Assoc. and Pastel Society of America. I also work at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. I am in a ministry toRead More →

Who are you and what do you do? Emmett Potter and I am an artist. How did you get your start? I started in photography in the late 80’s and transitioned into graphic design by the 90’s. By 2006, I was really wanting to get back into creating artwork, but hadRead More →

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Aaron Thomas Roth and I am a collage artist. How did you get your start? I was a freelance illustrator working in New York City in the 1990’s when I met designer Carlos Fachi. It was about that timeRead More →